Popular Support for Democracy in Unified Germany: Critical Democrats

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    This book examines attitudes towards democracy in the Federal Republic of Germany. The study examines four aspects of the political system: how it functions overall, attitudes towards the Basic Law, trust in representative institutions and views of the European Union. Rather than accepting or rejecting democracy, the research shows how and why Germans merge shades of support. The findings challenge suggestions of a crisis of democracy but they also demonstrate that support is particularly low towards aspects of the European Union. This book appeals to readers interested in the changing relationship between citizens and the state.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages256
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030037925
    ISBN (Print)9783030037918
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

    Publication series

    NameNew Perspectives in German Political Studies


    • democracy
    • Germany
    • public opinion


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